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Common Core Stirs Mat-Su Debate

Common Core, the federally – sponsored education standards adopted by many states, has raised the hackles of some Alaska legislators and some Mat-Su parents.

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January 29, 2015

Alaska History Gallery To Get Complete Rebuild

After nearly 30 years, the Anchorage Museum is preparing a complete renovation of one of its most visited areas. The Alaska History Gallery will be taken down at the end of summer 2016 and rebuilt from scratch.

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January 29, 2015
Project Homeless Connect connects vulnerable communities with services

Project Homeless Connect connects vulnerable communities with services

More than 1,000 Anchorage residents experience homelessness every year. Though Anchorage has dozens of agencies to help people, reaching them all is difficult. In comes Project Homeless Connect.

January 28, 2015

Anchorage Assembly Bans Marijuana From Public Use

The new rules treat marijuana almost identically to alcohol, replacing arrest and criminal charges for public consumption with a civil citation.

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January 28, 2015

Borough Seeks To Fill Assembly Seat

Successful applicant will fill Colver’s seat until October, 2015

January 28, 2015

Anchorage Organizing to Stave Off Army Cuts

The draw-down is part of a national reduction in the size of the armed forces, eliminating 120,000 positions from active duty. A maximum of 11,100 troops could be removed from Alaska.

January 28, 2015
Double Homicide in East Anchorage Latest in String of Gun Incidents

Double Homicide in East Anchorage Latest in String of Gun Incidents

The incident comes within a day of police taking a 14-year-old into custody in connection with the shooting death at a Midtown parking-lot.

January 27, 2015

APD Responds To Shooting Death

Early Tuesday morning Anchorage police responded to a fatal shooting at an apartment complex at East 41st Court. Two people were shot, a man and a woman. The man was dead on the scene. No arrests yet.

January 27, 2015

Proposed ASD budget includes 24 new teachers

The Anchorage School District’s proposed $770 million budget for next year includes 24 new teaching positions and only cuts four administrative positions.

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January 26, 2015

Anchorage 6th graders staying put

Anchorage sixth graders are not moving schools. The Anchorage School Board voted on Monday to keep the school structure the same.

January 26, 2015
Anchorage Police Take 14-Year-Old Into Custody After Sunday Shooting Death

Anchorage Police Take 14-Year-Old Into Custody After Sunday Shooting Death

Suspect in custody has been referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

January 26, 2015
Senate Bill 30 has a deadline of February 24th in order to meet the requirements of Ballot Measure 2.

Joint Session to Address Marijuana Decriminalization As Municipalities Scramble to Regulate

Republican Senator Lesil McGuire of Anchorage has introduced the first large-scale bill regulating marijuana like alcohol in Alaska. The measure includes fine points that lawmakers, police, and the public need to adapt November’s Ballot Measure 2 into a legal framework.

January 23, 2015

Mat-Su Borough Establishes Marijuana Advisory Committee

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough passed a resolution this week establishing a Borough Marijuana Advisory Committee.

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January 22, 2015
APU Set To Develop 65 Acres Of Endowment Lands

APU Set To Develop 65 Acres Of Endowment Lands

Alaska Pacific University has entered into an agreement to develop 65 acres of endowment lands over the next several years. The first parcels of land under development will be on the south side of the campus, along University Lake Drive.

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January 21, 2015
Big Lake Shooting Range On Hold

Big Lake Shooting Range On Hold

A contentious shooting range issue dominated Tuesday night’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly meeting, and the debate over the range’s location affects a Valley youth program.

January 21, 2015
Sahra Shaubach in the room she and volunteers extensively rehabbed inside the basement of the 225 E. 5th Ave property, holding a poster from the The Eagle, a renown Baltimore leather bar. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA.

Alaska’s Kink Community Readies its New Home After Years of Unique Hurdles

Alaska has a tightening community made up of people living alternative lifestyles that range from discomfort with mainstream society to unconventional sex practices. But they have struggled to find spaces in which to gather. Now, after a lengthy tenant dispute and thousands of dollars worth of property damage, the Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles is ready to open it’s doors.

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January 21, 2015

State Prosecutors Target Range of Child Sex Abuse Offenses in Round of Convictions

Four cases ended Friday with convictions for three men, part of the state’s efforts to go after more offenders for a wider range of abuses.

January 20, 2015
Wave of Morning Car Thefts Hits Anchorage

Wave of Morning Car Thefts Hits Anchorage

Colder overnight temperatures lead owners to idle vehicles for longer, raising the risk of theft.

January 20, 2015

Wasilla Fire Contained

A massive building fire in Wasilla is under control

January 20, 2015

APU Student Killed In Climbing Accident On Mt. Yukla

A young man fell to his death on Sunday while climbing Mount Yukla, above Eagle River. Dasan Marshall, 24, of Portland, Oregon was a student at Alaska Pacific University.

January 20, 2015